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The Commonwealth and the Great War

October 1 - November 18
Virginia Museum of History and Culture, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
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In 1917, Virginia-born President Woodrow Wilson brought the nation into war against the German, Austrian, and Ottoman empires. This tells the stories of individual Virginians who carried the state’s proud military tradition to the battlefront during World War I. 100,000 of them served; 3,700 died. Many more were injured.

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Pandemic: Richmond

October 1, 2018 - January 6, 2019
The Valentine*, 1015 East Clay Street
Richmond, VA 23219 United States
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Explores the repeated storms of disease that have swept through the city. From influenza to cholera to polio to AIDS/HIV, this exhibition investigates how Richmonders have fought silent, invisible enemies and tells their stories of both loss and survival.

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Pretty Powerful: Fashion and Virginia Women

October 1, 2018 - January 27, 2019
The Valentine*, 1015 East Clay Street
Richmond, VA 23219 United States
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Drawing on the Valentine’s extensive collection of historic and contemporary costume, this exhibit will examine the role of fashion in the professional, creative, and social advancement of women in Richmond, Virginia.

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There’s Just Us

October 1 - October 28
Virginia Holocaust Museum, 2000 E. Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23223
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August 11 and 12 marks the one-year anniversary of the Unite the Right protests that shook Charlottesville. This exhibit is a photo series by Alec R. Hosterman who was there to document the protests over that weekend.  

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Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch

October 1 - November 30
Berkeley Plantation, 12602 Harrison Landing Road
Charles City , VA 23030 United States
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Explore colorful autumn gardens, the river shore, and exhibits. Pick a pumpkin and find your way through the corn maze.  

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Break Glass: Art by VL Cox

October 1, 2018 - February 10, 2019
Virginia Holocaust Museum, 2000 E. Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23223
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Through her art, Cox aspires to spark conversation about civil rights and equality, while also exploring the persistence of hate and injustice in America today. Cox creates her work from found objects, appropriating them to make pointed criticisms about some of today’s most troubling topics often delivering a message that is in direct opposition to […]

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About Beulah Gould Branch, Mrs. John Kerr Branch

October 1 - November 2
The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design, 2501 Monument Avenue
Richmond, VA 23220
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Information about Mrs. Beulah Branch, her life, and the work done this summer restoring her bedroom will be in the Long Gallery. Come peak into the life of the lady of the house.

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(Im)permanence

October 1 - November 2
The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design, 2501 Monument Avenue
Richmond, VA 23220
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(Im)permanence invites the viewer into a dialogue between society, intimate spaces, and the fleeting moments that exist within nature and the permanence of the architecture that surrounds us. The pieces featured by Cynthia Myron in this exhibition are a culmination of works revealing passing of individual memory, emotional weight, and lasting recollection that exists within […]

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Gutenberg! The Musical!

October 11 - November 3
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In this two-man musical satire, a pair of aspiring playwrights perform a backers’ audition for their new project - a big, splashy musical about Johannes Gutenberg, the inventor of the printing press. With an unending supply of enthusiasm, Bud and Doug sing all the songs and play all the parts with the hope that one […]

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Between Riverside and Crazy

October 13 - November 4
Theatre Gym at The Virginia Rep Center, 114 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220
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Presented by Cadence Theatre Company, in partnership with Virginia Repertory Theatre. When ex-cop “Pops” Washington welcomes his ex-con son back into his rent-controlled apartment on Riverside Drive, he also welcomes some new, unlikely but frequent guests. The play uses dark humor to examine the contradictions of justice and the human condition to persevere.

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Gallery: Hal Horwitz

October 18 - November 23
Weinstein JCC, 5403 Monument Ave
Richmond, VA United States
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Hal Horwitz was a Richmond pediatric dentist who took up photography as a hobby more than thirty years ago, developing a special interest in native orchids. Horwitz photographed nearly all of Virginia’s orchid species and attempted to photograph all 200 orchids native to the United States. He made scores of trips into the habitats of […]

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22nd Annual Civil War Symposium: First Ladies of Civil War History

October 19 - October 21
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803
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Lectures, a Friday night reception, two mid-morning coffee breaks, two lunches, and a Saturday night banquet. Space is limited and reservations are required. A letter of confirmation will be sent to registrants. Space is limited so register today. See and print registration form here.

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Richmond Coin and Currency Show

October 19 - October 21
ACCA Shrine Center, 1712 Bellevue Avenue
Richmond, 23227 United States
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Free

Over 55 tables of dealers buying, selling, and trading US, Foreign, and Ancient coins and currency. Free parking, admission, and appraisals. Raffle prizes all weekend. Saturday is Youth Day with education, games, and prizes.

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10:30 am

Friday Playgroup

October 19 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Mechanicsville Library, 7461 Sherwood Crossing Place
Mechanicsville, VA 23111
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Moms, dads, grandparents, and caregivers, socialize with other adults while your children make new friends.

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4:00 pm

LEGOMania

October 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
West Point Library, 721 Main Street
West Point, VA 23181
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An hour of LEGO fun. Snacks provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

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48-to-Create

October 19 @ 4:00 pm - October 21 @ 6:00 pm
Visual Arts Center of Richmond, 1812 West Main Street
Richmond, VA 23220
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A weekend-long make-a-thon. A 48-hour dash to create your own new work. Visual artists and writers welcome. On Sunday, there is a reception for all participants. All participants will have the opportunity to enter the work they created over the weekend into a competition, which will be judged by a guest panel of jurors. Three […]

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5:00 pm

SpookieFUN Fest

October 19 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Pole Green Park, 8996 Pole Green Park Lane
Mechanicsville, VA 23116
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Join Taylor and some of his famous friends including Elsa, Anna and Belle, just to name a few, for a SpookieFUN time. Come in your best costume and don't forget to bring your trick or treat bag. There will be rides and inflatables (designed for ages 3 to 12), get up close with the Mystery […]

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Science After Dark: Glow

October 19 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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Make glow-in-the dark art, write with light on the GLOW wall, see fire spinners, and more. At 6:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m., explore the universe in the all-live Cosmic Expedition; space is limited to the first 250 guests at each show, no ticket required. Then stick around for a showing of Frankenweenie (rated PG) in […]

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Art for Animals in the City

October 19 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Courthouse Creek Cider, 3300 West Broad Street #106
Richmond, VA 23230
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A canvas will be provided for purchase. You and your pet can work/collaborate on your masterpiece with provided paint and brushes. We just ask that you bring your well-behaved pet on a leash because the art will be done in close quarters of furry friends. Here is the amazon wishlist link: http://a.co/5NWfuHe. Benefits Richardson’s Rescue.

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Spooktacular Fall Festival

October 19 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
John Tyler Community Collge – Midlothian Campus, 800 Charter Colony Pkwy., Hamel Hall, H109
Midlothian, VA 23114
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Free

An evening of frighteningly good family fun that includes a haunted house, a trick or treat trail, creepy crafts, games, and more.

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6:00 pm

Oktoberfest

October 19 @ 6:00 pm - 11:59 pm
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One event on October 20, 2018 at 3:00pm

Richmond Raceway Complex, 600 E Laburnum Ave
Richmond, VA 23222
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Try authentic food and beers, dance to polkas, waltzes, American standards by Die Lustigen Almdudler, Original Elbe Musikanten, The Sauerkraut Band, and more. ($, Free for ages 15 and under)   6:00 PM – 12:00 AM, Friday 3:00 PM – 12:00 AM, Saturday  

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6:30 pm

Fall Family Movie Night

October 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Short Pump Town Center, 11800 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23233
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The first ever Fall Family Movie Night will feature the movie COCO. The first 50 families will receive blankets courtesy of Capital One Cafe. The movie starts at 7:00 p.m. No outside food or drink. Blankets only, no lawn chairs.

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Den of Fear Haunted House

October 19 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dogtown Dance Theatre, 109 W. 15th Street
Richmond, VA 23224
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This fully indoor event boasts striking visuals and high intensity scares. This season, get your horror fix close to home at Den of Fear Haunted House.

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7:00 pm

Richard Williams Trio

October 19 @ 7:00 pm
Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Road
Henrico, VA 23075
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This highly entertaining ensemble has been together for thirty years and plays ragtime, boogie woogie and old country. The group features William Hayes on piano/vocals, J.T. Fauber on drums, and Richard Adams on saxes, trumpets, trombone, bass, vocals and if enough room, tuba.

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An Evening of Songs and Stories

October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd
Glen Allen, VA 23260 United States
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Singer, actor and cabaret artist Georgia Rogers Farmer takes the stage for an evening of storytelling and live music with Joshua Wortham on piano. Songs will range from Broadway to pop and standards. A complete dinner and full bar/beverages will be for sale at the concert from Apple Spice Junction, making this the perfect way […]

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Forest of Fear

October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating until October 27, 2018

YMCA Shady Grove, 11255 Nuckols Rd
Glen Allen, VA 23059
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The annual Forest of Fear haunted trail. It will be filled with the things that you fear most. For ages 10 years and older.

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Movie Night

October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Peak Experiences RVA at SCOR, 1385 Overbrook Rd
Richmond, VA 23220
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Free

Enjoy a movie, music, and even a small haunted house. Turfs Cafe will be open for adult and kid drinks, popcorn, & pizza. For more information, email Sherri@scor-richmond.com.

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